Ben, Liz, and Maggie Zenger are all currently living on St. Maarten in the Caribbean going to medical school. They were hit today directly by Hurricane Irma. The eye of the storm passed over the island and winds up to 200mph plus ravaged the island destroying everything in its wake. God protected the Zenger family by sending both seen and unseen angels to help them survive this catastrophe. Liz's beloved sister Jessica and her husband Dave were scheduled to visit them when they found out about Irma and its path heading directly for the island. Without them and the faith and prayers from all of you, Ben, Liz, and Maggie might not be here today.
Sheltered from the storm inside Ben's school, they miraculously survived without any serious harm to any of them. They realized the miracle that had surpassed after leaving the school following the storm. The entire island had been destroyed. It was as if bombs had gone off decimating everything in sight. Their car, their home, and their belongings are all gone. And the fates many friends and branch members are still unknown. The devastation is indescribable.
Without water, power, and means of transportation they are stranded on St. Maarten until rescue efforts can proceed following the passing of the storm. Obviously, life is worth more than all the money in the world, but being the brother to this remarkable family, I want to plead for the help of family, friends, and others to help them come home and rebuild. It will be a costly expense to recover from all that was lost and with Ben's school in limbo, their lives could be uprooted again. The island is all but destroyed, but we can’t wait for the day when they will return home safely.